John A. Lipinsky
Mr. Lipinsky concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. Formerly, Mr. Lipinsky was a partner at Coman & Anderson, and prior to that he was an associate and then partner with the law firm of Rooks, Pitts and Poust.
In the commercial litigation area, Mr. Lipinsky has handled matters for business entities of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to family owned businesses. Representative matters include: consumer class action litigation, contract actions, business torts, employment litigation, preference actions, liabilities of officers and directors, fraudulent conveyances and minority shareholder suits. In addition, he has litigated numerous cases on behalf of lending institutions involving enforcement of notes, residential and commercial foreclosure, regulatory compliance and lender liability issues. Mr. Lipinsky also has experience in handling appellate matters in state and federal courts.
Mr. Lipinsky has a diverse bankruptcy practice which includes representing secured lenders, landlords, unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, acquirers of troubled companies, debtors in Chapter 11, and out-of-court workouts pending throughout the nation. He has represented sellers and buyers of distressed businesses and assets, with transactions occurring both in and outside of bankruptcy. He has handled workouts and bankruptcies involving all manner of complex corporate issues.
Practice Admissions, Affiliations & Memberships
- Supreme Court of Illinois
- U.S. District Court and Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- DuPage County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Juris Doctor, magna cum laude,
University of Illinois College of Law (1991)
- Bachelor of Science (with highest honors) in Marketing,
University of Illinois (1985 )
- Successfully defended clients against fraudulent transfer claims and preference demands in adversary actions in jurisdictions throughout the country
- Successfully represented creditors’ interests by filing complaints and obtaining judgments objecting to the discharge of debts owed
- Represented companies as a debtor in possession in Chapter 11 proceedings resulting in the companies successfully reorganizing
- Successfully defended individual debtors against complaints objecting to discharge
- Represented secured lenders in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy which resulted in a substantial recovery for the lender
- Represented a large secured creditor before the Illinois Department of Agriculture in the largest grain dealer failure in the history of the Illinois Grain Insurance Fund